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WILL of James Merritt, 1797

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WILL of James Merritt, 1797

Tom Knight (View posts)
Posted: 917179200000
Classification: Will
Edited: 1033973065000
Surnames: MERRITT, Merrett
WILL OF JAMES MERRITT

In the year of our Lord 1797, March 6th.

Item: To my loving wife Ann Merrett I leave one hundred acres of land with the houses and improvements and at her death to be divided between my dear sons Sylvanus, Obediah and Silas.

Item: To my loving children John, Mark, Molly, James, Lewis, Nancy, Sally, Priscilla, and Roda, I bequeath the remaining three hundred and thirty acres to be equally divided or sold and the money equally divided between them.

Item: To my loving wife Ann Merrett I lend all my stock of horses, hogs, and cattle with my household furniture and plantation utensils during her widowhood or life and then to be divided between all my children equally except my son John Merrett.

This is my last will and testament and I commend my soul to God from whence it came.

(Signed) James Merritt
Witnesses Present:

Dan Ragsdale and John Ragsdale

Moore County, August Term, 1797

The above will was duly proved in open court by the oaths of Dan Ragsdale and John Ragsdale and ordered to be recorded.

(Moore County, N.C. Wills and County Court Minutes - Book A Page 44/194)

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This is a transcript of a handwritten copy of the Will of James Merritt. It was written March 6, 1797, and executed in August 1797.

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